COBCOE Statement on General Election result

Houses of Parliamnet, WestminsterThe Conservative Party has not gained a clear majority of seats and must therefore either form a coalition or a minority government. In either case, the most likely partner is the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland.

David Thomas, Executive Chairman of COBCOE said "We do not welcome the likely delay in Brexit negotiations following this result. It also confirms that the private sector has a key role to play in making Brexit a success. Given the short timeframe of 21 months for negotiations following the triggering of Article 50, it is now imperative for negotiators to look for an interim agreement to avoid major disruptions to trade and prevent economic instability."

To ensure that negotiations are based on business realities, COBCOE is currently conducting and analysing extensive research across its unique, pan-European network through its Brexit Ambition initiative. In September, the results of this research will be made available to negotiators on both sides, politicians and officials across Europe, as well as the press and members of the public.


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